NEW! - Black Dog, Blue Sea
Twenty years after leaving home, serial traveller Dan Slater feels the need to reconnect with his loving, yet impassive, father. To this end, he hatches an ambitious plan to take the old man on a three-month long circumnavigation of the Caribbean Sea. This will be no luxury cruise though; a modest budget demands catching long-distance buses, sleeping in hostels, and eating street food - not exactly your average holiday for a 72 year-old. Fortunately, Peter is game for anything.
While Dan is aware of his Dad's Asperger Syndrome, he doesn’t realise the extent of the clinical depression that accompanies it. This revelation gets things off to a shaky start, but the pair gradually develop a comfortable rapport. While working their way around almost 10,000 km of Caribbean coastline, with a backdrop of beaches, jungles, reggae music, and colourful local characters, Dan unravels his father’s eventful, and often poignant, life story. The journey is just beginning to bear fruit when disaster strikes, forcing Dan to evaluate his own mental and emotional makeup.
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Confirmed dromomaniac Danforth Slater persuades his long-suffering girlfriend to join him on an overland trip from Cairo to Cape Town.
Using only the most dilapidated transport, sleeping in the roughest accommodation, and consuming the cheapest food possible, they ricochet down the continent in a welter of hilarious, scary and character-building experiences.
They must be gluttons for punishment: three years after traversing the continent of Africa on a budget that would frighten Oliver Twist, Danforth and Gerda are back on the road, this time through South East Asia.
Having survived the rough n’ tumble of life in Cape Town, the fearless duo are migrating again, this time to Sydney, Australia. The good news is – their daily allowance has skyrocketed to an extravagant $15 a day! Join them, and enjoy their every misfortune.